WCHS golf drops home match to Cookeville

Posted By | August 21, 2008 12:00 am

Concentrating. J.T. Randolph, a senior member of the Warrior golf team concentrates on a putt. He led the Warriors with a 38 against Cookeville on Tuesday.

Looking for the hole. Warriorette freshman golfer, Allison Geer, watches as her ball heads toward the hole during a recent match. Geer and senior, Katelyn Kirby, each tallied 40’s for WCHS on Tuesday when they hosted Cookeville, who took the victory in both girls’ and boys’ action. WCHS is scheduled to travel to Cumberland County Monday, but that match is still tentative due to the school situation in that county.

    The White County High School golf teams played host to neighboring Cookeville Tuesday at the Sparta Country Club.  
    The day ended with a Cavalier sweep in both the girls’ and boys’ varsity matches while the Warriorette junior varsity came out on top by one stroke.
    The Warriors battled the Cavaliers tough, but came up three strokes sot on the day.  Cookeville finished with a 158-team totals while the Warriors came in at 161.  J.T. Randolph led WCHS with a 38.  Bryan Holland followed with a 39 while Trent Goodwin and Drew Holland each added 42’s.  Caleb Lowery carded a 48.  The top four scores counted for the team total.  Cookeville was led by Qualls with a 38 followed by a 39 from Judd.  Houston added a 40 and Evans a 41.  
    The Warriorettes had played the Lady Cavaliers, one of the state’s top teams, neck and neck for most of the match.  That is until the third varsity player for Cookeville turned in her score.  When the first group checked in, Cookeville held a slim one-stroke lead.  Two scores counted in the girls’ competition.  Katelyn Kirby and Allison Geer had shot identical 40’s for an 80 total.  The first two Cookeville golfers had combined for a 79 (Amanda Randolph-37 and Sarah Jo Dixon-42).  Just one day earlier, Randolph had fired a 5-under 65 against Warren County at the Cookeville Golf Club, which was a ladies course record.  The Warriorettes were right there with some of the state’s best.
    That is until Cookeville got their third score, which turned out to be the medalist on the day.  Katya Hoffman, a Cookeville freshman, blistered the Sparta course for a 4-under 32.  That included a bogey on hole number three.  Her 32 combined with Randolph’s 37 gave Cookeville a 69 on the day while Sparta finished at 80.  Sydney Howard shot a 45 on the day.
    The Warriorettes junior varsity won their match 88-87.  For Sparta, the top two scores counted out of Aubrey Sims (44), Ashley Sherrell (43) and Lindsey Hitchcock (61).  Cookeville’s two scores were 45 and 43.
    The next scheduled match for Sparta may never tee off.  The Warriors and Warriorettes are scheduled to travel to Cumberland County Monday.  Schools in Cumberland County are currently postponed due to a conflict between the Board of Education and the County Commission.  The new budget was not passed and the BOE feels they don’t have the funds to run schools.  The two sides are currently at an impasse.  They have currently, not only put school on hold, but also all sports (elementary and high school) are on hold.  That means no games or practices.  
    Following the Cumberland County match, the teams are scheduled to take on DeKalb County at Riverwatch next Thursday. 

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